Attention NRA members and Second Amendment supporters: Governor Polis has disregarded the voices of concerned citizens who oppose gun control. He signed four bills that will harm law-abiding Coloradans' Second Amendment rights. These bills include a pointless waiting period for firearm purchases, the removal of liability protections for manufacturers and sellers, denying young adults their right to purchase firearms, and expanding the "red flag" confiscation scheme.
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House Bill 23-1219 delays Second Amendment rights by imposing a three-day waiting period before an individual may receive a firearm that they lawfully purchase, with limited exemptions. There is no evidence that waiting periods reduce violent crime. Instead, this simply denies someone the ability to buy a firearm for urgent self-defense.
Senate Bill 23-168 repeals limited liability protections for firearms manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and importers. This bill allows individuals to bring a civil suit against gun and ammunition manufacturers and sellers, for the simple act of selling a firearm.
Senate Bill 23-169 denies Second Amendment rights to young adults aged 18 - 20 by prohibiting them from purchasing firearms.
Senate Bill 23-170 expands Colorado’s “red flag” gun confiscation scheme, allowing for the confiscation of firearms based on mere speculation and hearsay evidence, without due process of law. Such orders are designed to empower the government to confiscate Americans’ firearms and indefinitely delay Second Amendment rights.
The NRA is exploring all options to challenge these unconstitutional restrictions. Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on issues affecting our Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in Colorado.